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Harvest Monday – July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

There were a few days last week when I didn’t harvest anything – I couldn’t have cooked it, even if I could have harvested it, because my shoulder hurt too badly after my stupid little bicycle accident. By the end of the week, I was fine, though, so some things did get picked.

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This was the view from the entrance to the building on Thursday. That day, some people from the urban gardening competition came to visit to get a look at my gardens and answer any questions I might have (the only one I could think of was whether they had any experience with the irrigation system I’m thinking of buying – seems like it really is a good one). Without them pointing it out, I wouldn’t even have noticed there were so many ripe tomatoes, so after they had left, I went and picked them.

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The beans should have been picked earlier, they were a bit stringy, but since I couldn’t properly lift my right arm, that had been out of the question!

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An attempt at showing the size of the zucchini I harvested yesterday (along with some lettuce and radishes I didn’t take pictures of). I don’t even know what it weighs yet, because my cheap little kitchen scales only go to 0.5 kg, so I’ll have to weigh it bit by bit as I use it up. (I think my mother picked a zucchini too, but she hasn’t sent me a picture or weight this time.)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. daphnegould permalink
    July 20, 2015 23:08

    Good lord that is a huge zucchini. I weigh things like that on my bathroom scale. Not that I’ve ever had a zucchini like that. I hope your shoulder is better.

    • July 21, 2015 06:00

      I don’t even have a bathroom scale.
      I’ve had bigger zucchinis than that, though, when I was a child (we always went on holiday for three weeks in summer, with no-one to pick anything in the garden).
      And thanks, my shoulder is much better.

  2. July 25, 2015 19:07

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. And your container garden looks beautiful. I can’t believe how big that zucchini is, I didn’t realize they got as big as winter squash.

    • July 25, 2015 23:18

      To be honest, that’s probably the best-looking part of my garden… everything else is a lot more messy and less colourful than that one windowbox.

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